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By reaching the harbor, the visitor faces Chora, the buildings of which give the impression of a fort while the peak is dominated by the castle of Maltezana, named after pirates. The island has many areas of unique beauty that catch the visitor’s attention. More specifically, Livadi in the western part of the island developed into a fertile valley full of orchards, vineyards and orange trees and Vathy characterized by a bay looking like a lagoon.

What makes Astypalaia to differ from the other popular Aegean islands is that the majority of tourists here are Greeks. The beaches of the island provide the crystal clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea and unique natural environment. The most famous beach is Pera Gialos with crystal sand. Other beautiful beaches worth visiting are Livadi, Tzanaki, Agios Konstantinos and Kaminakia.